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Golden Temple

Golden Temple

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Golden Temple is the most sacred place to the Sikhs. Other name of this temple is   Harmandir Sahib. It is located in Amritsar, Punjab, India. In 16th century original temple was built by Guru Arjun, 5th Sikh Guru. But present temple built in 1764 by Jassa Singh Ahluwalia with the support of Sikh Misls. Every day nearly 1lakh people come to this place to worship Lord.   What to see in Golden temple: Architecture of this temple is so beautiful. This temple is having 4 entrances. This resembles that this is open to all the religions and people. Upper floors of the Gurdwara covered with gold by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. When it was built this was surrounded by small lake in a thin forest.   Lake surrounded to this Gurdwara is holy. Water in this lake is considered as holy water. Inside the temple complex 3 holy trees and several shrines to past Sikh Gurus, martyrs and Saints can be seen. Each tree signifies a historical event. Other attractions of this Gurdwara are memorial plaques. These plaques say the past Sikh historical events, martyrs and saints including inscriptions of all the Sikh soldiers who died in 1st and 2nd world wars. If visitor visits this place for the first time it is advisable to have the information from the office regarding the rules and regulations of the Gurdwara and then enter into central Sikh Museum near main entrance and clock tower.   Present marble work and decorative gilding on the Gurdwara dates back to 19th century. Vaisakhi celebrates so grandly at this place in the second week of April.   What to see around Golden temple: Jallianwala Bagh: Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden in Amritsar. It is one of the most monstrous massacres in human history. During the period of Independence struggle sad incident happened in this place. This is also known as Amritsar Massacre. On 13th April 1919, British troops fired on peaceful protestors. In this incident nearly 1100 people were killed. Today this place converted into memorial who sacrificed their lives in this place. Jallianwala Bagh Attractions are Jallianwala Bagh Memorial, Martyr’s Well, The Wall. It is located just 1km away from Gurdwara. Mata Temple:...

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Jallianwala Bagh

Jallianwala Bagh

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Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden in Amritsar, Punjab, India. It is one of the most monstrous massacres in human history. During the period of Independence struggle sad incident happened in this place. This is also known as Amritsar Massacre. On 13th April 1919, British troops fired on peaceful protestors. In this incident nearly 1100 people were killed. This incident is an example for the cruelty of Britishers and their intension not to leave India.   Today this place converted into memorial who sacrificed their lives in this place. On 13th April 1919, Mahatma Gandhi conducted a meeting against Rowlett Act. Nearly 20,000 people attended for this meeting including Sikhs, Muslims and Hindus. Britishers fired on the protestors without giving any notice to them. To escape the bullets several people jumped into the well in this park.   What to see in Jallianwala Bagh: The Wall: Visitors of this place can see bullet marks on the walls of the park. Jallianwala Bagh Memorial: To pay homage to the martyr’s, a trust was formed and a memorial stands inside the park. This was inaugurated on 13th April 1961 by Dr.Rajendra Prasad. It was designed by American architect Benjamin Polk. Martyr’s Well: This well is located in the park. Several people jumped into the well to save their lives. This well stands as a reminder of the horrific event that occurred in 1919.   What to see around Jallianwala Bagh: Golden Temple: This is most important place for Sikhs. Architecture of this temple is so attractive. Architecture of this temple represents unique harmony between Hindus and Muslim styles of architecture. It is located 3kms away from the park. Central Sikhs Museum:  It is located inside the Golden Temple which is located 3kms away from the park. It was established in 1958. Paintings of Sikh warriors, Sikh gurus and other Sikh leaders who contributed their service to enhance the religion can be seen here. Akal Takht:  It is located in Harmandir Sahib Complex which is situated just 1km from the park. This was built by Guru Hargobind Ji, 6th Sikh Guru It is the symbol for political sovereignty of Sikhs.   Getting to Jallianwala Bagh: As Jallianwala Bagh is located in Amritsar,...

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